The Gorge Technology Alliance is bringing this excellent opportunity to learn more about Electric Vehicle technology to The Gorge:
Featured Event on January 28: Business Opportunities in the Electric Vehicle IndustryJoin the GTA for our January 28 Featured Event with Jeff Allen, Executive Director of Drive Oregon. The electrification of transportation systems is creating a host of opportunities in the automotive supply chain, electronics, software, energy storage, specialty manufacturing and other areas. This session will provide an overview of the industry, emerging opportunities, and recommendations for how local businesses can “plug in.”
Oregon has a diverse and growing electric vehicle industry that already contributes over 1,500 jobs and $266 million in economic activity, and $11.9 million in state and local taxes annually. The Oregon Innovation Council and Business Oregon have funded Drive Oregon to accelerate this industry’s growth; to date, Drive Oregon has awarded over $300,000 in grants to businesses and leveraged over $3 million in outside funding. Whether you are interested in purchasing an electric vehicle, providing charging facilities for your employees, or taking advantage of business opportunities in this space, Drive Oregon can help.
We’ll open with a short presentation from Oscar Merida with GTA Platinum Sponsor IBEW 48.Join us Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30pm at White Buffalo Wine Bar (4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River). Free for members, $10 for non-members. Networking and appetizers included; no-host bar.